Book and Film Reviews

Review: Botox Nation.” September 2019. Semiotic Review.

Book review: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls’ Sports: The Pay-to-Play Pipeline.” 2019. Contemporary Sociology. 48(1): 53-5.

Book review: Story of two Americas through a teacher’s eyes.” November 9, 2017. The Providence Journal.

Book review: The Playdate: Parents, Children, and the New Expectations of Play.” Winter 2017. American Journal of Play. pg. 272-4.

Book review: A guidebook for raising your child to succeed.” April 16, 2017. The Providence Journal.

Book review: Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing.” March 2017. Sociology of Sport. 34(1): 92-3.

Book review: ‘Chasing the Dream’ follows the love of the game in the AHL.” February 2, 2017. The Providence Journal.

An ordinary mother’s letters and poems tell of the heartbreak of life under the Third Reich.” January 20, 2017. The Jewish Voice.

Book review: A perfect read for die-hard gymnastics fans.” July 28, 2016. The Providence Journal.

Book review: Why practice doesn’t always make perfect.” July 24,2016. The Providence Journal.

Book review: America’s preoccupation with ‘good and bad breeds.‘” July 7, 2016. The Providence Journal.

Book review: Driving after Class: Anxious Times in an American Suburb.” July 2016. Contemporary Sociology. 45(4): 455-7.

Book Review: Girls face challenges in new YA fiction.” June 26, 2016. The Providence Journal.

Book Review: ‘Girls & Sex’ explores fast track to womanhood.” June 5, 2016. The Providence Journal.

Book Review– First Bite: How We Learn to Eat.” May 13, 2016. Brain, Child.

Book review: Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood.” May 2016. Contemporary Sociology. 45(3): 299-301.

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes.” February 19, 2016. Brain, Child.

Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship: A Book Review.” January 28, 2016. Brain, Child.

Book review: The transformative power of high school sports.” January 24, 2015. The Providence Journal.

Book review: At age 60, pursuing her dream of of dancing in the ballet.” January 3, 2016. The Providence Journal.

Shakespeare’s Guide to Parenting: A Book Review.” December 18, 2015. Brain, Child.

Are Our Kids Maturing Faster?” December 15, 2015. Brain, Child.

Gift Guide: Children’s Books.” December 2015. Rhode Island Parent Magazine. Pg. 18-21.

Top 10 Books on Discipline.” November 24, 2015. Brain, Child.

Book review: How we embraced our favorite holidays.” November 22, 2015. The Providence Journal.

The Happy Kid Handbook: A Book Review.” October 20, 2015, Brain, Child.

Top 10 Books for Raising a Reader.” September 28, 2015. Brain, Child.

Top 10 Books to Gift at a Baby Shower.” August 3, 2015. Brain, Child.

Child, Please: A Book Review.” July 31, 2015. Brain, Child.

All In: A Book Review.” June 25, 2015. Brain, Child.

Book Birthday Parties.” June 8, 2015. Brain, Child.

Top 15 Birthday Books.” May 6, 2015. Brain, Child.

Laboring Over Children’s Work.” Spring/Summer 2015. WSQ: Child. 43(1&2): 308-11.

Top 10 Humor Books.” April 27, 2015. Brain, Child.

How to Raise a Wild Child: A Book Review.” March 27, 2015. Brain, Child.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” March 11, 2015. New York Journal of Books.

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: A Book Review of Laura Markham’s Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings.” February 27, 2015. Brain, Child.

On siblings.” February 25, 2015. Brain, Child.

Two Insider Books Take on Beauty Pageants and Figure Skating: The New Memoirs of Dick Button and Kate Shindle.” February 12, 2015. The Huffington Post.

Top Ten Book for Parenting Children with Disabilities.” January 29, 2015. Brain, Child.

Top 10 Books on Children and Sleep.” January 5, 2015. Brain, Child.

Where Children Sleep: A Book Review.” December 26, 2014. Brain, Child.

Love, Limits & Lists: Managing the Emotional Storm of Toddlers.” Winter 2015. Brain, Child Magazine. Pg. 62-3.

Book Review: The Marshmallow Test.” October 30, 2014. Brain, Child.

Top Ten Nonfiction Books for Thinking Mothers.” October 12, 2014. Brain, Child.

Raising Readers.” September 29, 2014. Brain, Child.

Book Review: The Price of Silence.” August 29, 2014. Brain, Child.

Book Review: Amy Ogata’s Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America.” Journal of American Studies. 48 (2014): e82.

Book Review: Mad Science (Experimenting with Babies).” May 23, 2014. Brain, Child.

Book Review: The Big Disconnect.” Winter 2014 (Vol. 19, Issue 1). Brain, Child. Pg. 62-3.

“‘My Basmati Bat Mitzvah’– and Pew.” October 17, 2013. The Jewish Daily Forward’s Sisterhood Blog.

Book Review: Fact-Based Pregnancy Books.” Fall 2013 (Vol. 18, Issue 4). Brain, Child. Pg. 62-3.

Are You Worried About Bullying?” August 30, 2013. Brain, Mother Blog for Brain, Child Magazine.

Review of Madeline Levine’s Teach Your Children Well.” Summer 2013 (Vol.17. Issue 1). Brain, Child. Pg. 62-3.

Unleashing Momsters: It’s a Small World of Pageant Reality.” May 20, 2013. The Huffington Post

Leaning In to Single-Sex Education.” March 27, 2013. The Huffington Post.

Reading Room: Jon Wiener ’66 (Review of How We Forgot the Cold War).” February 6, 2013. PAW (Princeton Alumni Weekly). Page 60.

“Cheering for a Mate in Two: A Review of Brooklyn Castle.” December 11, 2012. The Huffington Post.

Book Review of Sportista, By Andrei S. Markovits and Emily K. AlbertsonSeptember 13, 2012. The Rumpus.

Life Is an Audition: Recent Books About Young Adult Performers.” March 23, 2002. The Huffington Post.

Book Review on Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession, by Francesco Duina. 2011. International Review of Modern Sociology. Vol. 37(2): 291-3.

Lions, Tigers, and Bear Moms– Oh, My!” Summer 2011. Contexts. Pages 70-1.

Pas de Deux: A Review of Bunheads and Audition.” November 4, 2011. The Huffington Post.

Throw Like a Girl: Reviewing Softball Legend Jennie Finch’s New Book.” October 7, 2011. BlogHer.

Cinderella Ate My Man-Eating Tiger Daughter.” April 1, 2011. The Huffington Post.

“Balloon Boy Plus Ei8ht?: Children and Reality Television.” Spring 2010. Contexts.

Superman’s Race: Documentaries and Problems in the American Educational System.” November 1, 2010. The Huffington Post.

Golden Tickets: Inequality and Children’s Consumption.” July 2010. Review of Allison Pugh’s Longing and Belonging. H-Net.

“Here She Is… And There She Goes?.” Summer 2007. Contexts.

Childhood Contradictions.” December 2005. Review of Gary Cross’ The Cute and the Cool. H-Net.